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for·tu·i·tous adjective 1. happening by chance rather than design.

This is the boat log, or 'blog' if you will, of the sailboat Fortuitous, where we reflect on our sails, our screwups, and our thoughts about nautical things.

Recent Log Entries:

2014: The Season in Review

Short days, pervasive overcast, coat weather, and a yard full of unraked leaves mocking me: it's that time of year when sailing feels like it's an impossibly long way off. But perhaps it's an ideal time to reflect on a season well-sailed. ...continued

Big Boat Winterization

Fortuitous is very nearly put away for the season. ...continued

Rimas Adrift

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge."

  - Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man ...continued


This weekend was the Windjammers' annual Frostbite Race. Our participation was brief. ...continued

Annapolis Sailboat Show 2014

I'm starting to feel that familiar pressure that the sailing season is winding down. We didn't sail again this weekend, but were not without nautical adventures as we re-enacted our traditional boat show weekend. ...continued